MISCHA & LILY MAISKY ¡España! 4778100

. . . an attractive recital . . . [the haunting Ravel "Pièce en forme de habanera" is played] here with great élan . . . Mischa Maisky demonstrates a natural feeling for this colourful music and in the Albéniz "Tango" his resonant tone is enhanced by the most subtle control of light and shade . . . Falla's "Ritual Fire Dance" from "El Amor brujo" is played with great gusto and projection, so that one hardly misses the orchestra at all . . . [an] admirably matched father-and-daughter duo, very beautifully recorded . . .

There is much to savour in Mischa Maisky and his daughter Lily's vivid menu of Spanish miniatures . . . Lily Maisky establishes her credentials as an exceptional pianist in the meditative "Asturiana", where her pearl-like tone borders on the edge of silence. She finds that luminous stillness again in "Nana", an ideal foil to Maisky's highly textured, muted timbre . . . delicious tracks . . .